RIO Sound and Vision will now be ranging Yamaha’s extensive audio range of home audio products including the award-winning AVENTAGE range of AV receivers.
RIO Sound and Vision has one of the largest showrooms in the world with 20 themed theatre rooms, including a THX Dominus certified 50-seat ‘Stag’ theatre. The showroom also incorporates artefacts from movie sets including the Shelby GT from Gone in 60 Seconds, a life-size Han Solo Carbonite Freeze statue, movie props of Yoda and more.
Since being released in 2010, Yamaha AVENTAGE receivers have set the benchmark for home entertainment and will now be included in a number of the theatre rooms. In addition, Yamaha’s extensive soundbar offering, Hi-Fi products and MusicCast suite of products will also be available.
Yamaha general manager of home audio, Simon Goldsworthy said, “When we stepped into the RIO showroom in Preston, we felt like we were stepping into something special. Not only was everything presented so engagingly, but the theming of the theatre rooms was something I have never experienced before, here or overseas.
“Yamaha is a premium brand, and it was clear that with what Paul and his team have done with the store, it’s a place that deserves Yamaha products, and Yamaha products deserve to be in such a great store presented in this way. It was just a natural fit that we should again be dealing with RIO.”
RIO director, Paul Riachi added, “It’s an absolute honour and we welcome Yamaha with open arms. RIO Sound and Vision is fast becoming one of the most desired audio visual retail environments in Australia. Our clients are far reaching and are deserved of the best available in home cinema and Hi-Fi. We are delighted to re-engage with Yamaha and our direction is perfectly in line. Our expansion to multi-level rooms and the ability to showcase the complete range of Yamaha is what our environment is about. We thank Yamaha Australia and Simon’s team for entrusting us again.”
RIO manager, Rob Surace commented, “Our team is excited to once again retail the Yamaha brand name at RIO. We have already begun internal training on the brand and now are up to speed with products today and in the future, so our staff are ready to deliver an experience like no other.”
Feature image: Simon Goldsworthy (Yamaha Music Australia) & Paul Riachi (RIO Sound and Vision).